Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2019

Typhoon Bualoi path update: Will Typhoon Bualoi hit Japan weeks after Typhoon Hagibis? | World | News


Typhoon Bualoi is currently tracking about 168 nautical miles, or approximately 193 miles, east-northeast of Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), the storm has been tracking in a northwestward direction at speeds of 8 knots, or approximately 9mph, over the last six hours.

 

In the latest advisory, Typhoon Bualoi had maximum sustained wind speeds of 95 knots, approximately 109mph.

Within 36 hours, Typhoon Bualoi is forecast to reach maximum sustained wind speeds of 125 knots, or approx. 143mph – the equivalent of a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale.

Into the latter part of the week, The Weather Channel report Typhoon Bualoi should “take a sharp enough north-then-northeast curl” to keep it away from Japan.

However, before this Typhoon Bualoi could be making its closest pass through the Mariana Islands Monday night or early Tuesday, local time.

READ MORE: NOAA hurricane tracker: Tropical systems loom in Atlantic and Pacific 

The Weather Channel report that Neoguri will brush through Japan late Monday into Tuesday local time as a tropical storm.

Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported Neoguri is expected to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to Japan, with the maximum rainfall forecast over 24 hours from October, 22 at 6am is 11 inches in the Toaki region of Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency have warned of possible landslides, flooding in low-lying areas and swollen rivers, mainly affecting Japan’s Pacific Ocean side.

Up to eight inches of rain is forecast for the Kinki region of western Japan and almost six inches in the Shikoku region and Izu island chain.

Japan was recently ravaged by Typhoon Hagibis, which triggered massive flooding in Japan and chaos across the region.

Japan Today reported the death toll as a result of Hagibis has risen to 80, with ten people remaining missing.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said the number of homes damaged by the typhoon stands at 56,753.

Evacuation orders were issued to more than six million people across Japan.

At one single point, more than 800,000 households in Tokyo were issued evacuation orders.

Storm surges raised sea levels by more than a metre in some areas of the coast.

Hagibis prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a level-five warning at one point, its highest warning.



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